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Old 07-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Plateau Blues

Ok so confession Iíve been kinda blue because of my plateau. I really want to lose this week. I mean anything! Just something to get my body going again on losing weight.

I just looked over how many calories Iíve eaten this week and I do not think Iíll be able to lose 1.5 pounds because Iíve been eating around 1450 calories instead of around 1300. So Iím not looking forward to the weigh in this weekend. I just hope I lose. Even if it was .1 pound Iíd be happy. I mean thatís something!

I know the calorie thing is all in my control so I just need to do better with eating a little less. Itís just a hard balance. Iíve been getting hungrier more often because Iíve been exercising almost every day, but the training sessions arenít always that intense so Iím surprised that Iím getting hungry. I know my body pretty well so I find all of this difficult.

I guess I just need to vent my worries and frustration.

Donít get me wrong I still have hope and know Iíll get out of it and I can do itÖbut itís just been getting tougher as I lose more weight soÖguess today is just one of those days when I could use a little TLC.

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Old 07-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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I am glad to read that you are not gonna let this make you give up. This whole thing can be very frustrating which I am sure most here will agree on. Staying focused and committed are key factors. Keep chugging along, you'll get there
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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Sweetheart, I know this is painful. Try even though it seems counterproductive. To raise those calories to 1700 for a couple of days then drop them back down to where you are. See if that doesn't help?
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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Yeah, you may be surprised that upping your calories a little might just help! Stay patient. I know it's hard, but you know that if you're doing things right that eventually the numbers have to appear on the scale to reflect that.

Keep with it!
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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Kat, are you in a big rush to lose the weight?
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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I hear ya, I've been stuck for a month. I'm currently trying alternating my calories, to see if that works. But man, not seeing progress for awhile just saps the energy right out of you, ne?

Hang in there!

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Old 07-31-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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Kat, Hang in there!
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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Cool Kat!


I am sorry to hear your having a rough week feeling wise.... You havent even weighed yet so I dont think you should worry just yet!!! Easier said than done I know....

Just yesterday I decided I am addicted to my home scale and hide it from myself in a really hard place to get to... so I would really have to think to get it out... I am only going to weight weekly at my WW meeting because the scale flucuations are making me feel happy or sad depending on the numbers... I just had to STOP the insanity... LOL

Did you get the jump rope?? It is hard but fun- My boyfriend and i have been working on it... I can do more than him so far with 85 which was hard... LOL I think you need to do something different to shake up the platue whether it be change calories as others have said up shake up your fitness routine- change the cardio you do- increase the time a by 10/15 minutes or add an extra day than you normally do...

The only other thing I can say is Have patience grasshopper! You can do it sometimes weight loss is a mystery but it will go down eventually if you keep following a healthy lifestyle! YOU CAN DO IT!

Did you ever get the email I sent you by the way to your gmail?? I thought you forgot about me....

Have a great weekend and I hope your weigh is better than your expecting!!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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Eat More! I eat more than you and I weight 154. Sounds like you need more food.

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:43 PM   #10
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Talking Thanks Everyone!

Thank you all so much for your support! I needed it! It is very much appreciated.

ChunkychicóThanks for what you said and for reminding me I need to stay focused and to keep chugging along. I know I need to do that, itís just hard right now because I think mentally Iím just ready to move on and now itís getting my body to that point.

But you are always so kind and supportive. I really appreciate it!

JenniferóThank you for your advice. I have not tried that. I think I eat fewer calories just because I have a desk job and I sit so much throughout the day. I feel like Iíve been eating so much these last couple of days! Iíll see if I canít up the calorie amount and then go back down again though anyway.

EumieóFirst, I seriously love that name. Eumie! I could say it all day. Anyway thank you so much for your support and help. I do appreciate it. Iíll just keep working towards my end goal and being fit and healthy. Iíll have to work on the patient part. I know you are right that if I just keep going and doing things right that it will come off. Thank you!

IjaóThanks for your comment. I needed it. You know I am in a rush for some reason. Really there shouldnít be a rush, or there doesnít need to be a rush, but I am so ready to move forward. There are a lot of things that factor into that I suppose. Iím planning on hiking a mountain in less then a month and I want to make it to the top and I also want to weigh less when I do it. Iíve made a goal to try to weigh 169.9 by August 29th and I really want to reach my goal. I love to reach my goals! I also want to get as close to 140 if not at 140 by January 2nd, 2010.

I just decided at the beginning of this year that this year I was going to focus on weight loss. I havenít lost as much as I would have liked this year, but it is still a good effort, and I am very proud of the 18.5 pounds that Iíve lost. I just know I am capable of so much more. I think that is it more then anything. I know I can do this deep down, but Iím stuck right now and I really want to pull myself out of this rut and keep going! But your comment was a good reminder for me that I do not need to rush, and losing weight just takes time. Thank you very much for that reminder!

Jo KittibuckóYah this will be my 3rd week that I havenít lost if this weekend my weight hasnít dropped. I just want to get out and go run or swim laps or just something! I feel like I have all this energy and its wasted sitting at this desk!

Anyway Iím feelní for yah. A month no weight loss is hard. Well letís not give up together!

Oh and serious not losing the weight for some reason it does drain me. Itís like..bummer. Then Iím just kinda blah for the day. You know its just disappointment. Iíve had so many good weigh ins and I love to see the scale drop, so when my hard work doesnít pay off I canít help but get disappointed. Itís ok though! We will push through it and be stronger for it in the end!

Thank you so much for your encouragement and just letting me know Iím not alone in this really helps! Itís good to have weight loss buddies!

Judy LynóThanks!!! I need to hang in there! I really do not want to go back to how I use to eat and not exercise. I feel so much better now and so much healthier. I love the new me so far and I canít wait to see what else I can accomplish! I had better not give up now! Thanks for reminding me of that!

TracyóOkÖthis whole week Iíve been getting on the forum thinkingÖawwwÖwhereís Tracy. For some reasonÖI totally forgot you have my gmail addressÖdur. Yay! Emails! So now Iím all happy and I canít wait to respond to your super awesome messageÖthat is over a week oldÖthat I checked the forums for all week longÖwhen I had a message from you all week longÖyahÖ:dur:

Well Iíll remember this week.

Oh and I know you are sooooo right. I havenít even weighed in yet. I shouldnít just dismiss this week as having 0 weight loss when I havenít weighed in. Itís just happened 2 weeks in a row and my calories are higher then they should be soÖIím not looking at this week very positively. You know either way if I lose or not Iím going to keep going because eventually I will get results.

Hiding the scale. Too cute! That just cheered me up right there. Yah it really stinks when the scale starts to determine your mood. Iím proud of you for hiding it. I tend to weigh just once a week, but every once in a while Iíll weigh more then that. I can totally get too into weighing myself too so I totally understand where you are coming from!

Oh I love the jump rope! On Sunday I would do little intervals of jumping 40 times fast and then resting for 1 min. It was great! Really got my heart pounding. I loved it! Oh and 85 thatís really good! Iím going to have to work up to that.

Yah this week I changed it up from boxing to yoga & a little karate. I also got that new Wii Sport game on Tuesday and my husband & I played it for hours. It was a lot of fun! But I havenít had a really hard strenuous workout this week so tonight Iím going to do a really hard workout. Hopefully that will help for the weigh in. I think Iíll take some advice and change up my routine a little and see if that doesnít help too.

AwwwÖthanks for all your encouragement. It really does help! Oh and check your inbox later Iím so responding to the email Iíve been ďwaitingĒ for all week.

CrcosselóThanks for your concern! I appreciate it. I will take some extra fruit and veggies with me but lately I feel full all the time. Like stuffed full. Yesterday my friends and I went out and got lettuce wraps & a small 12 oz Starbucks. I didnít even get the whip cream like I normally do and I felt so stuffed after my meal. I seriously feel like jabba the hut. NomÖnomÖnom.

What kind of job do you have? Mine, I sit at a desk all day. I really think that has an impact on why I do not eat as many calories as others my height and weight. Iíll try to increase my number of calories by eating fruits, veggies, nuts and things like that, but this week I swear Iíve felt like a . Not in a bad way though, just like Iíve gotten really full after my meals.

AwwwÖyou guys are all the BEST! Youíve really helped to motivate me to do better and to not let this little plateau get me down.

Ok, it may take a few weeks but I can do it!

SeriouslyÖyou are all awesome!

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:30 PM   #11
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why not just fast a day
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